For centuries, many scientists, many disciplines focused on how people make decisions. These approaches tend to be incompatible, if not orthogonal most case. In this article we attempt to give guidelines to a modeling approach, that will allow the description of a human " state vector " , which can be the basis for many decision making algorithms. First we… (More)
SUMMARY The issue of modelling international financial aid to underdeveloped countries baffled economists for decades. The initial assumptions (that outside aid could help bolster up the internally insufficient investment, thus helping economic growth) were statistically proven wrong; most of the recipient countries did not experience rapid growth, rather… (More)
This paper focuses on the applicability of on-line games in pedagogy and social science research. The on-going experiements examine emerging virtual worlds, migratory practices, and developing markets.